Thompson and Brownlee of Ginebra once more take home top PBA conference honors

Jan 8, 2023

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MANILA, Philippines – Scottie Thompson, the current Most Valuable Player, was chosen as the Best Player of the Conference and Justin Brownlee as the Best Import for their outstanding performances in the PBA Season 47 Commissioner’s Cup.

For the second time in the past three conferences, Scottie Thompson and Justin Brownlee of Barangay Ginebra basked in the spotlight as the PBA’s top players. 

Brownlee was voted the Best Import for his outstanding performance in the Season 47 Commissioner’s Cup, and Thompson, the current Most Valuable Player, was named the Best Player of the Conference. 

The tenacious Gin Kings team repeated their victory in the Governors’ Cup for Season 46 by taking home both of the top individual awards.

Thompson won his second BPC trophy with a total score of 917 points, including 459 statistical points, 409 media votes, and 49 player votes. 

In comparison to Jamie Malonzo (673 points), Don Trollano of NLEX, CJ Perez of San Miguel Beer, Robert Bolick of NorthPort, and Don Trollano of NorthPort, he received a superior score (417 pts). 

By averaging 11.9 points, 7.2 rebounds, 5.7 assists, and 1.67 steals per game, the 6-foot-1 Thompson helped the Gin Kings defeat the Bay Area. 

To win the Bobby Parks Sr., Brownlee amassed a total of 1,289 points. Devon Scott of SMB and Nicholas Rakocevic of Magnolia (940 points) were denied the championship trophy (788 pts).

The Barangay Ginebra native piled up 28 points, 10.2 rebounds, 6.8 assists, 1.2 steals, and 1.7 blocks on his way to qualifying for the finals for the sixth time. 

Along with Calvin Abueva, Nelson Asaytono, Jerry Codinera, Kenneth Duremdes, Jayjay Helterbrand, Willie Miller, Arwind Santos, Danny Seigle, and Jay Washington, Thompson joined the elite club of two-time champions. 

Thompson and company are ranked as the players with the fourth-highest number of BPCs, behind June Mar Fajardo’s record-breaking nine, Jayson Castro and Danny Ildefonso’s five, Marc Caguoia, Vergel Meneses, Eric Menk, and Alvin Patrimonio’s four.

For the third time, Brownlee increased the reward for foreign reinforcements. The Gilas Pilipinas player raised his personal total to three, including his first in the Season 43 Commissioner’s Cup. He will soon become a citizen. 

Brownlee and Allen Durham shared the second-highest total on the all-time list, trailing only the late Parks, Sr., who accumulated seven. 

James Yap, a former MVP and current councilor for San Juan, will join Shine, a member of Rain, for the upcoming Governors’ Cup. 

Yap may have inked his last contract when he signed a one-conference agreement with the Elasto Painters on Friday. After the 2021 Philippine Cup in Bacolor, Yap took a leave of absence to run for a seat on the San Juan City Council.

On Brownlee

To represent Ginebra in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup in the upcoming year, Brownlee was selected once more. In addition, Brownlere played for Ginebra on May 24 against the Blackwater Elite. despite having an overtime victory over the Elite with a game-high 44 points, 10 rebounds, and 7 assists. Brownlee defeated the Meralco Bolts 110-95 in the next game, which he once again won with the help of 12 rebounds, 8 assists, and 4 blocks. It was Ginebra’s first league triumph. The following day, June 16, Brownlee defeated the San Miguel Beermen 110-107 thanks to a season-high 39 points, 15 rebounds, and 5 assists.

By averaging 25 points, 12.5 rebounds, and 52.5 percent from the field overall over the course of the 2019 Commissioners’ Cup playoffs, Brownlee helped Ginebra San Miguel overcome the Magnolia Hotshots[26]. Brownlee and the Ginebra San Miguel team played the top-seeded TNT Katropa club in the semifinals, which was led by Terrence Jones, a former NBA player. In the series, TNT Katropa triumphs over them. 

On Thompson

Thompson won his first PBA Best Player of the Conference Award at the 2021 PBA Governors’ Cup. He won his second Finals MVP award of his career in addition to his second PBA championship in the 2021 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals. He received the PBA MVP and Mythical in 2022.

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